CERN Accelerating science

A year of successes
for HL-LHC

The HL-LHC project achieved several important milestones in 2016

Successful completion of the HQ program           

Successful completion of LARP's HQ program, a testbed for the LHC IR quadrupoles                   

HiLumi-LHC moves on to construction phase

With the end of the HiLumi LHC Design Study, the project moves on to the construction phase   

Targeting the Energy Frontier for next Accelerators

Recently two EuCARD-AccNet events explored options for the next accelerators at the energy frontier.



New progress for the HiLumi baseline configuration

HL-LHC Parameter and Lay-out Committee selected the maximum aperture for the quadrupoles of the inner triplets.

World-record current in the MgB2 superconductor

Members of the CERN Superconductors team achieved a world-record current in MgB2 superconductor.

Why do we need a High Luminosity LHC?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is set to remain the most powerful accelerator in the world for at least two decades.